Barking and Dagenham council’s cabinet member for housing, Councillor Saima Ashraf, has praised the Goresbrook Village residential scheme in Dagenham, on an official visit to the site.
The £22 million scheme has seen three 16-storey tower blocks knocked down and replaced with a mix of family houses and two small flats.
The first 10 homes at the site were recently handed over to the council.
Ashraf said: “These homes are being replaced by high-quality accommodation which will significantly increase the choice for our residents.
“The council is committed to improving housing which will help to create to thriving communities by investing in new homes and widening the housing choice of our residents.”
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A £25 million grant for Barking and Dagenham Council will help it support new housebuilding over the next four years.
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